Member Benefits

Thank you for your interest in joining the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO), a nonpartisan network of over 200 member organizations representing over 12 million women through our list serve, website, briefings, conferences and policy work.

NCWO's Task Forces bring together the leading women's experts for strategy and policy discussions concerning:

  • Global Issues, which works with Ambassadors and Embassies from around the world on promoting women's issues;
  • Corporate Accountability, and its "Women on Wall Street" project, which recently won a major class action suit under the leadership of Martha Burk;
  • Older Women and Economic Security (OWES) which is actively working to protect Social Security from privatization and other issues;
  • ERA, which is now focused on the new Women's Equality Amendment;
  • Women's Health, which focuses on cervical cancer prevention and new prevention areas including smoking, obesity, breast cancer and osteoporosis;
  • Media and Technology, our newest Task Force, which led the charge during the Don Imus scandal and continues to work on racism and sexism in the media and new technologies.

The organization membership dues are relatively low, especially given all of your member benefits, which include:

  1. Reduced rates at our events and conferences, such as the annual Women's Equality Summit and Congressional Action Day, which draws together hundreds of established and rising leaders in the women's movement for change.
  2. Featured listing in the NCWO Handbook of Women's Organizations and National Leaders. he 2006-2007 edition has become a popular and highly valued tool on Capitol Hill, among federal agencies and in the media. We will be sending copies of the 2007-2008 handbook to offices this fall so when issues of importance to women come up on Capitol Hill and in the media, legislators and reporters will have your organization's contact information and subject expertise at their fingertips.
  3. Participation in the New Faces, More Voices leadership training institute, which NCWO is running for the eighth year this June. As many of you who have participated know, this institute provides leadership training, skills building and Capitol Hill experience for dozens of interns of NCWO organizations through seminars and workshops at very little cost to member organizations.
  4. Providing announcements to NCWO's list serve and Action Alerts, which reach our 200 member organizations as the largest coalition of progressive women's organizations.
  5. Listing on the NCWO website, gaining visibility for your organization and making your voice heard more widely.
  6. Attending and organizing briefings on Capitol Hill collaboratively, providing a powerful coalition of support for your issues
  7. Voting rights and participation in NCWO Council Meetings held every other month with dozens of leaders sharing strategies and priorities for collective achievements on behalf of all women.

NCWO Member Organizations and Individual Supporting Members are enriched by the continuing opportunity to interact and network with leaders of over 200 women's organizations. As NCWO has grown, the value of this interaction has become widely respected - resulting in policies, positions and actions that have helped women nationwide and around the world. We all agree the women's movement is stronger for having a permanent coalition facilitating women's groups working together to create a unified voice for the women's movement. Join Today!